What is StepScape?

This site is working towards showing every published Tasmanian day walk on a single map.

StepScape is a work in progress, currently showing 2,006 of an estimated 3,000 published bushwalks in Tasmania.


This site is a list of walks, not a walking guide. Before undertaking any walk, consult the references provided.

Most of the references made every attempt at accuracy but did not guarantee it. Some are books that are now out of print, so information that was once accurate may not remain so. Changes may include:

  • Land becoming private or reserved
  • Tracks being damaged or rehabilitated
  • Road access being blocked
  • Bad weather or bushfires temporarily making a walk unsafe
Sites to check before you walk How do I get started?

Every pin on the map represents a car park with at least one known walk. Click on the pins for information. Or, click on the Filter tab above to only show the walks that interest you.

Every walk includes a References section listing the books, brochures or websites that mention it. Consult those sources for more information.

What are the latest additions?

Latest car park

Morgan Rd parking

Latest walk

Ronny Creek back to park entrance on boardwalk

Latest change

Added more references

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Who made this website?

The StepScape website was created by Cowirrie, a small software development company in Launceston. We take information and present it so it is accessible and useful to people. Our other work includes the SepiaScape guides to historic Tasmania and the PBPhonics app for basic English literacy practice.

We have also taken some of these walks ourselves, and written comprehensive walk reports about them.

Data Entry

Jan Horton


Michael Horton


Google Maps JavaScript API


jQuery, used under the MIT License

jQuery CSV, used under the MIT License

jQuery UI, used under the MIT License

jQuery UI Touch Punch, used under the MIT License



Walk Distance

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Syds Track parking

Nearest Road:Westrope Rd
Nearest Town:Mole Creek
Locality:Central Highlands
Latitude:S 41° 40′ 39″
Longitude:E 146° 29′ 40″
Elevation:760 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Unsealed
Car Park:Rough
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:From Western Creek Road, take Westrope Rd south. At 4km, veer left. Cross Western Creek and continue uphill and pass Western Creek parking. Continue to Syd's Track - currently end of road due damage.

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1 walk from Syds Track parking


This site is a list of walks, not a walking guide. Before undertaking any walk, consult the references below.

For additional information about safe walking in Tasmania, go to the StepScape tab.

Syds Track from Westrope Rd

Goal:Plateau edge
Grade:Long climb
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:From Westrope Rd, zig zag twice uphill to end of old 4WD road. Continue uphill on track to plateau. Return.


Brenda Bourne, Mole Creek and Chudleigh, Website, Syds Track

2 hours retrace route
“… several tracks which climb the face of the Great Western Tiers and offer magnificent views …”

Recent Information of track condition (as available), Cowirrie, Westrope Rd

“As of November 2017, Westrope Rd has been repaired to the start of Syd's Track.”